The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 26, 1953 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, June 26, 1953
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PACK EIGHT BT.YTTTEVTLLT'; (ATCK.) COUTtlKR NKWS FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 1958 THS BLYTHEVILLB COUKIER NEWS THE COURIER KCWS CO. H W. HAINE8, PublUUr HARRY A. HAINES, AwteUnt PuWUhw A. A. FREDRICKBON, Editor PAUL r>. HUMAN, Adrerti«ln» M*n*(*r Sole National Advertising RepresentnttTM: Wallace V.'itmer Co.. New York, Chicago. Detroit, 'Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second clasi nutter «t the pott- office at BlythevlUe. Arkansas, under «t ol Congress. October 8, 1911 Member of The A«ocl»ted Pre« SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blythevllk or *nj auburban town where carrier iervic« it maintained 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 60 mllei, 15.00 per Tear »->50 lot =« months, »U5 for three month*: by mail outride 50 mUe wne, $13.50 per JMT payable in advanot. Meditations Arise for our help, and redeem "« '« * h 7 mercies' Sake. — Psalms 44:29. * * » When I survey the wondrous cross On which the Prince of Glory died, liy richest gain I count but loss And pour contempt on all my pride. —Isaac Watts. Barbs This Is the season when smart people would prefer to find their place In the shade rather than . in the sun. * * * The laugh Is the husband who buyi his wife lipstick because he thinks It will make them. « « • Slow-moving people live the longest, says » Washington doctor. But we wish they'd keep out of department store aisles. $ * » * Even In summertime It takes a lot more than hot air to keep things breeilnr along. * * * One thing usually forgotten at a picnic Is to burn the rubbish and put out the fire. Citizens in Sad Position On Utility Rate Increases Just how sad is the position of us "ratepayers" — utility definition, of a. customer — is demonstrated in the current fight being staged by several Arkansas cities to block a rate increase proposed by Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. Mitchell Moore, a member of the steering committee of city attorneys engaged in the rate fight, has his colleagues a letter ask ing-that further funds be raised to pursue the battle. Contributions were solicited here several months ago and only about $75 was given. Perhaps this information and knowledge of the situation in other cities was what led a Bfcll witness to testify that the people of Arkansas don't care if their phone bills go up. Mr. Moore, city attorney of Osceola, said in his letter that about $7.500 has been contributed to the rate fight to date. Cost: of expert witnesses for the cities will run about $7,600, he said, with costs of briefs and stenographic service still to be It is true that the rate dispute is costing Bell Telephone Co. a goodly amount. However, Bell managed to get permission to include the cost of t h e hearings in their rate base. In other words, the money Bell spends to get a rate increase becomes a basis for computing that increase. So, the "ratepayers" are not only actually financing Bell's end of the fight, but also are being asked to contribute to the cities' attack on the proposed increases. Either —• and both — ways, the ratepayer pays. It dotsn't make much sense. But then neither do the Arkansas laws governing utility rates. Simply by posting an idemnity bond, utility can' place an increase in effect before it has offered a shred of evidence that, it deserves the added income. If no protests are filed by cities, civil groups or similar interested parties, the increase is automatically granted after 30 days from the filing date. This is compulsory under law and the Public Service Commission has no choice hut to grant the increase if no protest is filed. And if a protest is filed — well, the drawn-out hearings in the Bell case are evidence of what happens. Entirely too much of the burden falls upon the consumer in these rate increase cases. While utilities are in a position to launch carefully-documented legal proceedings to show their need for money, the consumers are unorganized, unled, unfinanced and generally in no position to fight anyone. Despite the existence of the PSC, which is supposed to protect the consuming public against excessive utility rates, the consumer is nevertheless virtually without protection. And he always will be unless some radical changes for the better are made in Arkansas' utility laws. Painful Failing The hotel managers in Bermuda must be frantic. The representatives of the Big Three Western powers had to cancel space once for the impending meeting between these countries. France couldn't find anybody to make the trip. Now the meeting is "on" again, for July 8. ' But the hotel men don't know if it will be postponed again. For a month the French have been without a premier. Recently President Aurioi summoned a committee of former premiers, hoping they could somehow find a way to submerge the hairline differences between French parties which are blocking the way to a new government. The committee had no luck. The French are evidently not ready to face the world as it is. They would rather pour into the streets to declaim against "American injustice" in the Rosenberg case. It takes their minds off the painful fact of their own failing. Two Points of View Although there probably aren't many Arkansans who could tell you without considerable head-scratching, this state's motto is "Regnant Populi" — meaning "The People Rule." An interesting departure from this point of view is found in the motto on the seal of the Episcopal Diocese of Arkansas. It is "Regnant Deus" — meaning "God Rules." At least it seems certain that in Arkansas the state and church will never have to worry about remaining separate. Views of Others Voting of 18-Year-Olds News that the Republican Party Is considering backing a plan to allow 18-year-olds to vote In the nation does not stir much discussion in Georgia. Unless it is to recognize the Republicans are making a determined bid to capture the Imagination and support of the younger population. The reason is that Georgia has long ago (since 1944) allowed the 18-year-olds a voting voice In its affairs and found them to be valuable additions to our citizenship. We in LaGrnnge Imve found this to be true and we feel sure it is representative of the results in other communities. Here, in our high school, our 18-year-olds make a determined bid to be prepared when they roach 18. We doubt if this is n widespread prnctice but it Is certainly n credit to our school to go into the extra effort of acquainting future voters with the responsibilities they face as citizens. They study government, practices carried on in the courts, etc., and come to their voting age much better prepared than the majority of citizens are when they reach 21. Democrats had better beware of allowing the GOP to swell its ranks with most of the young people. They give a movement much vitality needed in politics today and they have n great appeal. With the opinion growing tlmt i£ R man is old enough to fight at 18 he should be old enough to vote, the time when all 18-year-olds can cast their votes in the nation is not too far off. And we view it as nn encouraging sign. —LaGrange (Ga.) Daily News. SO THEY SAY Not nil Americans arc good persons. — Syng- mnn Rhee, ROK president, comments on reported American atrocities. * * * Every Individual who is called before one of the committees ought to refuse to testify, i.e., he must be prepared for jail and economic ruin, in short, for the sacrifice of his personal welfare in the interest of the cultural welfare of his country. — Scientist Albert Einstein, terms Senate investigations "inquisitions." * * * Everything is temporary — including Malen- kov. — Prime Minister Churchill. + * * What If I go over there and bust him one? —Spectator asks policeman about one-man Rosenberg picket line in front of Dallas, Tex., FBI office. * * * We (Yugoslavia) will never be able to trust the Soviet Union 100 ppr cent. — Marshal Tito, of Yugoslavia, accepts Russian ambassador with crossed fingers. » * » A framcup from the mord go. — Harry Bridges, »ft»r being loqultted to perjury charge«. '" Canute Couldn't—But I Can!' Peter Edson's Washington Column- Replacement Is GIs Top Desire; Why Symingtons Left Baltimore WASHINGTON —(NEA)— The American Legion has a project called, "Hometown, U. S. A.," to help bolster the morale of troops overseas. A special form is distributed to the men, asking them to list requests for appropriate musical numbers they would like to have played on their home-town radio disc-jockey shows. sends these fillecl- iut forms to any one of the desig- lated 2000 local radio statium; co- iperntiny on the project. The Kta- ion then calls the person to whom he G.I. wants his song dedicated, o make sure he or she will he istening at the correct moment to •nidi the soldier's meas.sage. The following form was received rom Corp. Joe Topping uf New York City: Addressed to: Any male of (IniH age. Relation: My replacement. Address: ' Anywhere, any place. Please play: "Wish You Were Here." \lternate selection: "The Man I Love." Message to be broadcast: The hospitality of the people here is wonderful. Thev're Just like the folks back home. And So They Moved Sen. Stuart Symington nf Misouri told this one in a commencement address to the gal graduates t Bncicliffe College, Cambridge, Mass. Senator Symington had been born at Aniherst, Mass.. where his father was a young professor in the college. "Shortly after my birth," said the senator, "my father changed his profession. One of the chief reasons for this change was, a talk he had with the president of Amherst. "It seemed there had been a disagreement growing between my father and the janitor of the college. One dny the janitor criticized my father in front of his class for writing on ii wet blackboard. Thereupon my father threw the JanHor out of the room. "My father then went to the | president and requested that the janitor be retired. But the president replied: 'In all the years at Amherst, this is the first janitor we have ever had who was capable of keeping the college warm in the winter. If the board of trustees has to decide between you and the janitor, I would not give much for your chances.' " Shortly after that the Symingtons moved to Baltimore. Tuts Fire Out of Mind Defense Secretary Charles E. Wilson has been taking a good bit of kidding from other cabinet members for his ability to sleep through a fire. It happened at Sioux City, la. The trip there had been tiresome, and When Secretary Wilson arrived, he had to meet scores of prominent citizens and attend a couple of social functions. When he finally got to bed at his hotel he was exhausted. A few minutes after he went to bed, the fire broke out in his hotel. There was a noisy alarm, followed by the scream of the arriving fire apparatus and the confusion of the firemen trying to put out the blaze. Secretary Wilson slept through all the commotion, but not Mrs. Wilson. She leaned out the window, watched the going on with great interest and shouted instructions to the firemen climbing their ladders nearby. Even this didn't awaken her husband. But when he got back to Washington, his fellow cabinet members wanted to know what his formula Was for being able to shed his worries so completely, as soon as he got into bed. Cabinet-Family Vacations Cabinet wives are getting prepared for their first Washington summer with a variety of plans. Mrs. C. E. Wilson, wife of the Secretary of Defense, ifi leaving Washington until mid-September. Her social slate calls for sitting on the shore of a northern Michigan lake, sunning with her grandchildren. Secretary Wilson thinks his wife should take a vacation, even if he can't. The wife of Postmaster General Arthur Summerfield will also spend a few weeks with grandchildren in Michigan, but will be back on the Washington party circuit after July 4. The family of Attorney General Herbert Brownell now plans to spend most of the summer in Washington. They're baseball fans, but Mrs. Brownell complains that they've been able to make It to the ball park less than half a dozen times this season. The Brownells also plan to make a swank suburban Washington country club a center for their summer activities "if," as Mrs. Brownell modestly told a society reporter—"if they'll let us in." While others leave, the family of Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson—Mrs. Benson and four daughters — is just preparing to arrive on the Washington scene, for permanent residence. Hostesses clamoring to fete Mrs. Benson have been advised to remember that as members of the Mormon church, the Bensons do not drink coffee, tea or liquor. Texas Campaign in Washington Texans in Washington report that the Democratic primary race for the governorship of the Lone Star stat is being waged right in Washington, between the Capitol Hill and the Pentagon. The two aspirants are young Rep. Lloyd M. Bentsen, Jr., of McAllen, and Secretary of the Navy Robert Anderson of Vernon. Secretary Anderson's job is said to give him a slight edge in the running, although he is being referred to as the more unwilling candidate. Tip-off on the competition was first revealed when the country's newspaper editors met in Washington. Secretary Anderson threw a luncheon party for the Texas editors aboard his Navy yacht, the Sequoia. That same afternoon Representative Bentsen tossed a fancy cocktail party for the same group. Occupational Hazards Reduction in force and firing policies of the new Republican administration aren't the only haz- a r d s for government employees these days. A Department of Commerce safety report lists "animals" as the eighth most serious cause of accidents met by its em- ployes in the past year. The breakdown includes these cases: Three Bureau of Census enumerators bitten by dogs. Weather Bureau employes were also bitten by dogs when the men stopped to change flat tires near farm houses. A Public Roads official was thrown from a horse and twisted his leg while on a survey trip. Another Public Roads man was bitten by a tic!: and came down with spotted fever. A Bureau of Standards employe was given first aid for chlgger bites. Sunday School Lesson— Written for , NEA Service By W. E. Gilroy, D. D. In Tennyson's long poem, "Geraint and Enid." he tells of a certain Earl Limours. whose talk, "When wine and free companions kindled him. Was wont to glance and sparkle like a gem Of 50 facets." That figure in a holier and better connection might well be applied to the life experiences of the Apostle Paul. The Book of the Acts and the Epistles reveal the versatility of that ama/ing man in ways that have .seldom been appreciated. Pnul the theologian and the Intricate expounder of his newfound Christian faith hi relation to his former and Intense Judaism has had his due. We are well aware also of his travels, his persistent persecutions, m's shipwrecks, Imprisonments and hardships. But perhaps Uie most remarkable thing of nil Is that a man of such intense seriousness ivho had been twice Icfl for dead by his persecutor* should have so much to sny about Joy and should have assured us that he had so much joy in his own life. Yet it is so. I find 24 references to joy by Paul in the Acts and the Eptstles. This joy is the inner experience of joy in the Holy Spirit (Romans 14:17; Galatlans 5:22). It is the joy of Paul in his friends and converts (II Corinthians 2:3, "My Joy is the joy of you all"). It is the joy oi satisfaction in the consciousness that he is fulfilling the mission to which God has called him and in his determination to be faithful to the end (Phll- ippians 4:1; Acts 20:24). Of the fact that Paul's joy was no pretense by ft man who has suffered deeply and Is making a bold effort to keep up his spirits, we have ample verification in the vivid account of the prison experience in Acts 16. In the Jail at Philippl the outward condition of Paul and his companion Silas was in direct contrast with the irrepressible Joy In their souls. Gust into the darkness of Uie Inner prison with their feet fast in the stocks, at midnight after hours of distress these amazing Christians could none the less pray and sing praises, not in any inner silence, but so the other prisoners heard them. That was the joy of which Paul wrote. Manifest under the most trying circumstances, it was evidence of the joy and triumph of Christian faith. Nor has the exam- Jle and experience of Paul been unique or isolated in Christian history and experience. Many are the evidences of the joy of the martyrs. Nothing is nobler In the annals of the British history or more significant of Pauline joy than the words of Hugh Latimer to his fellow-martyr Ridley, as they perished in the flames: "Be of good comfort, Master Rldleyl Play the man! We shall this day light by God's grace such a candle, in England, as I trust shall never be put out." • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Traps Lint Path Of Simple Plays When today's hand was played In • rtcent t««m match, on* d*- i Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD ' HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)— Behind the Screen: Jack Palance's change of pace from a Merchant of Men ace in "Shane" to romantic v/hirl ing with Joan Fontaine and Cor inne Calvet in "Flight to Tangiers' isn't throwing him. "I'm just about the same," he grinned. "When I play romantic stuff you don't know whether I'm going to kiss the girl—or kick her." That was the key to Clark Gable's early fame and the reason Producer Nat Holt cast Jack In the role—"A sadistic type of. guy always has tremendous appeal to women." Gilbert Roland, talking about an oil heiress in "The French Line," lips it: "I'm a man of character, couldn't love a woman for her money. I'd just love her money." Hollywood's new dimensions are depth. Now it's a star—Joel McCrea—with a new look, Joel, the not being confined to screen size outdoor hero who hasn't kissed a dozen leading ladies in the last 10 'ears, goes on a virtual smooch- est with Yvonne de Carlo in TJI's "Border River." ilarer found a simple way to make lis contract, while the other found an equally simple way to lose it. like simplicity, but I prefer the iimple route to success. At both tables the opening lead was the queen of spades. The suc- essful declarer won the first trick vith the king of spades and im- nediately returned the king of dia- nonds. The reasoning was simple ind direct. One diamond trick had o be lost sooner or later, and South wanted to guard against one tbvious danger. What was that obvious danger? Vest merely refused to win the irst diamond trick. South now continued by drawing tiree rounds of trumps, ending NORTH. VK65 ' * QJ9641 + K65 WEST AQJ9652 V 1.0 8 4 » A53 South 2* 2 A 4N.T. 6* EAST * 103 VQ9732 « 1087 41087 SOUTH <t» AAK74 V AJ + AQJ942 Neither side vul. Wes* North East 2 » Pass 3 * Pass 5 + Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Fase Opening lead—4* Q •ith dummy's king. Next he led ie queen of diamonds from dum- ly, discarding a low spade from is own hand. West could take the ace of dia- nonds now, but nothing could stop eclarer from getting back to dum- ly with the king of hearts in time o discard his last losing spade on le jack of diamonds. The unsuccessful declarer won he first trick with the king of pades and then drew three rounds f trumps before leading the king f diamonds. West refused to take is ace, and South was dead as a oornail. South could not bring in the dia- nonds, since there was only one ntry to dummy (the king of earts). One entry would be nough to set up t dummy's u dia- Tionds, but then South would have o way of getting back to dummy n order to cash a high diamond. As a result of this lack of fore- ight, South did not lose a dia- lond trick but was compelled to ose two spades. Producer Sam Spiegel laced into the Hollywood censors when they demanded cuts in Patrice MunseTa cleavage in "Melba." "People have to understand that opera singers have big busts and have to show cleavage when they wear costumes," Sam told me. "t won't change anything in the picture." FRIENDS are deeply concerned about Barbara Britton, who lost her Infant son after the child had lived only two days. Barbara lost another child in birth several yean ago. "Mrs. North's" depression over the newest tragedy ie one of the sadder stories being told along television row. Movie fur designer Al Tett*i- baum's definition of a mink «r»- dicator: A movie queen's business maa- Eddie Fisher is about to record a new ditty titled,' "Far From Home." The composer happens to be Maurice Chevalier. Mae West is so close to a filmed TV series that the suspense is kitt- ing everybody concerned. Bin Le- Baroh, who coaxed Mae West to Paramount studio and guided her career for years, Is behind the setup. Ginger Rogers—GINGER ROGERS?—has joined Peggy Lee, Dick Powell and Tony Martin In a transcribed alternating disc-jockey show for the Ziv company. Here's one title Marilyn Monros missed — Miss Blast Furaeno of 1953. Cass Daley copped the ti- ;le at a luncheon of steel executives hosted by Henry J. Kaiser. . .Jean Arthur nixed Paramounfa invite to the "Shane" premiere, It now can be told, so her stand-in, sexy Doris Cole, queened it for a night with her tickets. ALL IN POINT OF VIEW Those glamor shots Katy Jurado posed for before "High Noon" will soon be turning up in beer ads and he Mexican fireball's agent is dong a burn. "What will people think?" he asked the star. "I worry about what MY people think," Katy flipped back. "It hould be tequila instead of beer." 75 Years Ago In Blytheville — Work is to start early in July on .he building of a modern residence which Mrs. M. C. Goodwin is to erect on her property at the corner of Ash and Tenth Streets. Percy A. Wright has opened an office in the Cooper building lor ,he practice of law. Mi'. Wrlghi. who las been located at CaruthersviUe, VIo., for some time, was enrolled by the state supreme court several months ago. Employees of the Miss Whiteitt'l Shop were entertained with a fish fry given by Miss Alice Whitsitt and Miss Belle Whitsitt at Walker Park ast night. They used to sound a dinner gong at the McCracken House, tnjt to be more In keeping with the present-doy meals, they now just press a buzzer. Favorite Foods Answer to Previous Kuzzle ACROSS 1 cream 4 Breaded cutlet 8 Green vegetable 12 Read 13 Gaelic 14 Peak . 15 United 16 Food dislikes 18 Of the nerves 20 Gaseous elements 21 Pitcher • Raschi 22 Flag-maker Betsy 24 Main dinner course 26 Pack 27 Before (prefix) 30 Landed property 32 Striped animals 34 Administered extreme unction 35 Mistakes 36 Guided 37 Chalcedony 39 Arrow poison 40 Volcano 41 Past 42 Irish poet Thomas 45 Suppose 49 Hospital attendants 91 And not 52 Fish sauce 53 Preposition 54 Dove's ery 55 Try 5fi Profound DOWN 1 Sacred image 2 Used to hold Ice cream 3 Weakened 4 Of Hindu scripture 5 Ireland 6 State 7 Permit 8 Foundations 26 Enclosed car 9 Outer (prefix^ 27 Enunciate 10 Prayer ending 28 roast 11 Cape 17 Reply ISEisential 23 Seeped 24 Food served {or a repast 25 Hireling beef 29 Essential being 31 Bed canopy 33 Ship jails 38 Plunder 40 Upright 41 Greek writer of fables 42 Castle trench 43 Heraldic band 44 Poems 46 Network 47 Heavenly body 48 Love god 50 Cover

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